• Media Roundup

    Dwayne Morgan, Goodluck Okonoboh Highlights From Derby Classic

    By Mike Grimala

    If you’re going through Rebels withdrawal and need a quick fix, highlights of incoming recruits Dwayne Morgan and Goodluck Okonoboh at last week’s Kentucky Derby Festival Classic should quench your thirst. Morgan and Okonoboh played on the same team at the Classic, giving UNLV fans a preview of the 2014-15 Rebels squad, which will likely […]

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    Recruit Patrick McCaw Should Provide Good Fit

    By Mike Grimala

    Big names and bright lights are the norm in Las Vegas. But on the basketball court, star power isn’t everything. To that point, Patrick McCaw may not have the national cache of the rest of the Rebels’ incoming freshman class, but the 6-foot-5 guard appears to be a solid fit for UNLV. The St. Louis […]

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    Bryce Dejean-Jones To Iowa State

    By Mike Grimala

    Bryce Dejean-Jones announced over the weekend that he plans to transfer to Iowa State next year. Dejean-Jones averaged 13.6 points and 3.7 rebounds for UNLV in 2013-14, but several off-the-court incidents led the team to announce that he would not be back next season. Since Dejean-Jones is on track to graduate this summer, he is […]

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    Rashad Vaughn Shows Explosive Scoring Ability at McDonald’s Game

    By Mike Grimala

    UNLV recruit Rashad Vaughn put on quite a show at the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, scoring 14 points in 15 minutes to help lead his West team to a 105-102 victory. The national media took note of Vaughn’s performance, as he received positive reviews across the board in the post-game coverage. SI.com writer Chris […]

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    Reaction to Rashad Vaughn Announcement

    By Mike Grimala

    Rashad Vaughn’s commitment to UNLV on Tuesday had Rebels fans elated, dreaming ahead to a potentially loaded team in 2014-15. But along with that stockpile of talent comes expectations, according to Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports. Eisenberg says that the heat has been turned up on UNLV coach Dave Rice: The good news is the […]

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    Media Roundup: Rebels Reeling after UNR Loss

    By Mike Grimala

    There is no understating the damage done with UNLV’s loss to Nevada-Reno on Wednesday. After an inconsistent start to the season, the Rebels had to take care of business against the perceived bottom feeders in the Mountain West, but consecutive losses to Air Force and then UNR caught just about everyone by surprise. Writing for […]

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    Did Anthony Bennett Make the Right Call?

    By Mike Grimala

    Anthony Bennett’s professional basketball career has not gotten off to the same kind of promising, exciting and explosive start that made him a must-see attraction from the moment he took the court for the first time at UNLV. Just in case you haven’t been following, let’s get you caught up on his NBA travails with […]

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    Sifting Through the Goodman Fallout; Early MWC Picks

    By Mike Grimala

    UNLV hoops is making national headlines this week, but not in a good way. Savon Goodman’s suspension for the 2013-14 season has been reported by all the major news outlets, and now we’re starting to see some writers explore how it could affect UNLV next year. At Yahoo.com, college basketball writer Jeff Eisenberg notes that […]

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    Draft Day Arrives At Last for Bennett, Muhammad

    By Mike Grimala

    Thursday is going to be a busy day for a pair of Las Vegas-area basketball products, as both Anthony Bennett and Shabazz Muhammad are certain to hear their names called during the first round of the NBA Draft. Bennett’s wait should be short, as he’s one of the consensus top talents available in the draft and an outside […]

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    National Reaction to Reinhardt Transfer

    By Mike Grimala

    Reading through the local media’s coverage of the Katin Reinhardt transfer, you got the sense that the news was not entirely unexpected. Even though Reinhardt had shot down similar rumors earlier this spring, many were still waiting for the other shoe to drop. And when it did, the national media picked up on the story, […]